Netgear Nighthawk R6700v2 DD-WRT Install Question

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 14:58    Post subject: Netgear Nighthawk R6700v2 DD-WRT Install Question Reply with quote
Netgear Nighthawk R6700v2 DD-WRT Install Question

There is no suggested DD-WRT version for R6700v2 in the wiki. There is the DD-WRT Build 25251 20141103 for V1 and Build 36995 20180919 for V3, but we seem to skip right over V2.

Can I use either of the files for V1 or V3 to install on V2?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 15:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
I guess I missed yet another one that was added with the rest of the MediaTeks.

https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/Netgear_R6700_v2

https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2021/08-30-2021-r47282/netgear-r6700v2/

Updating Supported Device Wiki now.

Please flash and report in the build thread:

https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=330112

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 19:31    Post subject: Thank you!!! Reply with quote
Oh my God!!! Thank you so very much! God bless you for the very quick reply!!!!

So far it seems to work. I just now got into the GUI and password protected the wifi, but I have not done anything else to it yet. I reported it to the thread to which you linked me and reported my findings!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 19:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
I was going to say you didn't need to double-flash, but it seems the webflash file *is* larger. I will leave this thread open just in case something comes up.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 20:12    Post subject: .img to .chk? Reply with quote
It has been a long time since I have done anything like this, so bear with me please.

The way I understand this is I am to go to Administration > Router Update and upload the file "factory-to-ddwrt.img" which you provided in the post above. The required file type is *.chk

Do I just rename the file? Or am I doing something wrong here?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2022 5:06    Post subject: Re: .img to .chk? Reply with quote
g33koftrades wrote:
The required file type is *.chk

Only on Netgear Broadcom routers. Please ensure you are flashing the right file to the right version of the router.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2022 16:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
1) My R6700v2 has the stock OEM firmware. May I use the last DD-WRT available (it's now "02-20-2022-r48402") ?

2) The peacock thread (https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486) says it's for broadcom chipset only. Since R6700v2 has MediaTek chipset, does the hard reset (30-30-30) applies to it?

3) The hard reset must be done twice, one after loading img and other after loading webflash.bin ?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2022 18:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
gangemi wrote:
1) My R6700v2 has the stock OEM firmware. May I use the last DD-WRT available (it's now "02-20-2022-r48402") ?

Yes, you should be able to flash the current factory-to-ddwrt.img file. There is no need to flash any other file until you decide to upgrade or downgrade to another release.

gangemi wrote:
2) The peacock thread (https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486) says it's for broadcom chipset only. Since R6700v2 has MediaTek chipset, does the hard reset (30-30-30) applies to it?

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3) The hard reset must be done twice, one after loading img and other after loading webflash.bin ?

You do not need to double-flash this router, there have been mixed results with this. Do so at your own risk. You don't need to hard reset the router unless you run into issues, and if so, you either use the factory defaults page under administration in the DD-WRT webUI or 'nvram erase && reboot' via telnet or ssh (not the commands box in the webUI!).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 23:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
I gave feedback on the thread you recommended as well, but 2.4G wifi is not functional. Is there a fix?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 23:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
Is the issue still present in 51440?

https://ftp.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2023/01-19-2023-r51440/netgear-r6700v2/

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
dale_gribble39 wrote:
Is the issue still present in 51440?

https://ftp.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2023/01-19-2023-r51440/netgear-r6700v2/


So I just flashed to the latest firmware in the link that you sent and I still have the same problem. It was on an older firmware prior.

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Since I already have DD-WRT on the router, do I skip to just doing a firmware upgrade to the bin file or do I have to do both the factory.img and then a firmware upgrade to the bin file?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:24    Post subject: Reply with quote
The webflash.bin file is for upgrading. So, the only other option is to review your wireless settings to see if there is something suspect.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 16:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
dale_gribble39 wrote:
The webflash.bin file is for upgrading. So, the only other option is to review your wireless settings to see if there is something suspect.


It is not possible. I just set the DD-WRT settings back to factory and it still will not connect to the 2.4G wireless.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 16:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=333805&start=1
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 19:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
"It's broken" without amplifying information or sharing screenshots of your settings is not going to help *anyone* to help you troubleshoot your issues. And @egc, we don't know the wifi settings Milax uses, do we? I'm feeling too lazy to search posts... Rolling Eyes
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